This is a photo of Curtis at the Waterworks, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Taken in 1994 by an unknown photographer who later gave the framed print to us. The bike is an 1880's Columbia Expert. Note the radial spoke lacing. This was a "go fast" machine, Curtis says this was a great riding … Continue reading Spring of 1994
Here is a photo of Curtis out in front of the Lombard Street store. He looks like such a kid in this photo, not that he doesn't still look great! That was the original location of the business in Philadelphia, between 13th and Broad street in the 1980's. Yes, that is a REAL Bowden … Continue reading Shop history!
Shop history: The first business card!
This is the original business card that Curtis used when he first opened Via Bicycle in February 1982. The shop was located at 1353 Lombard Street on the second floor, no windows. Rent was $100.00 a month. Curtis was the only employee. We have come a long way since then, and thank everyone who … Continue reading Shop history: The first business card!